WE ARE HOPING FOR AND ANTICIPATING PUPPIES IN MARCH 2019.
THIS LITTER WILL BE OUT OF MY TBC TERRA AND SPIRIT WIND TARQUINN.
See their pages for health clearances and accomplishments.
Hello and welcome to my versatile Border Collie site. We live in the northern Poconos of Pike County Pennsylvania with our Border Collies and Call Ducks. We are proud of the titles our dogs earn from the few trials we enter but as you can see from their titles, they have very versatile work ethics. I started "in dogs" over 40 years ago with my rough Collie, entering our first obedience trial in 1969. We have since competed in obedience, agility, tracking, herding, sled-dog races and conformation.
To name a few accomplishments, in 1990 my Australian Shepherd, Tucker, "Legacy's Grey Ghost Prodigy", won High in Trial at the Maritime Spectacular Obedience Invitational in Nova Scotia.
"Sheepy Hollows Appalacian Dream", Jake, earned all these titles: Utility obedience title, Excellent agility title, Tracking title, Advanced Rally title and PT herding title. What a wonderful journey he took me on.
In 2010 my homebred Border Collie, Spirit Wind Tarquinn, came in 4th place for the Janet Larson Versatility Award at the Border Collie Society of America National Specialty.
In 2012 my Border Collie Lex "Sheepy Hollows Celtic Legacy" won 3rd place in the Open class at the AllStar Obedience Championships.
At a recent Herding Trial my Tarquinn took 1st place in Advanced B course, Lex took Reserve High in Trial and Terra took High in Trial.
2018 was a tough year, dealing with family illness. In spite of that, Copper came through like a trooper. On April 8th, 2018, Copper finished his Herding Advance A course Duck title with a High in Trial, just 2 weeks following his Second birthday.
On Mothers Day weekend at 4 Connecticut herding trials, Copper picked up 8 Herding Championship points.
Copper has been very busy leaning his agility, obedience, herding and scentwork. In July 2017 he earned his Rally Novice title in 3 trials with 3 first places.
In September he entered the Intermediate A duck course and finished his Intermediate title with 2 first places and 1 second place along with a High in Trial and a Reserve High in Trial. He also entered the Started B duck course and earned his Started B course title with 3 first places. Also in September he entered his first CDSP obedience trial in Starter Novice and earned that tile with 2 first places and a second place. At just 18 months he has a good start on his life journey.
Before obtaining your new puppy, research and understand inherited illnesses. Epilepsy, hip dysplasia, Collie Eye Anomaly among other genetic diseases can show up even in the most careful breeding. A responsible breeder will do everything within their ability to try to breed clear of these diseases but there is always a risk in any breeding.
Border Collies are not a breed for everyone. They need a job to do and it's not lying around being a "watch dog", and they are not a pet for small children. When they get bored they become creatively destructive. As you can see, our Border Collies are kept busy. If you don't have time in your life to work with a Border Collie and make it a constant companion in everything you do, then this is not the breed for you.